The Maxwell Hotel, Orpington - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10105) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Quiz night, Sky TV
- Real ale
- Outside seating, Wireless internet access (provided by The Cloud)
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Harvest Moon, Orpington (0.5 miles), Priory Tavern and Refectory, Orpington (0.5 miles), White Hart, Orpington (0.6 miles), Cricketers, Orpington (0.6 miles), Royal Albert, St Mary Cray (1.0 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|Like the last correspondent, I foolishly gave the Maxwell a go on 5 December 2014 - mainly to see the band playing. The band were great, but the pub is sadly very poor. If it were not bad enough that local drunks fell on me, the landlord appears not to know anything about wine. I asked for a dry rose wine, and was given a SWEET wine !! Bad enough, but when I complained, the landlord stated "that was what you ordered" and walked away. Maybe a spot of customer service training is in order, but I doubt it will happen. I think I'll stay away - for ever !!!!|
Stevie_Ray - 6 Dec 2014 11:38
|I rather foolishly gave the Maxwell another go last week.........|
Wish I had not. There are now bare walls where pictures used to be, an even more basic choice of drinks and a pub full of kids thinking they are local faces on one side and miserable old fellas on the other. The barmaids preferring to chat instead of serve.
A sign the pub has changed for the worse? Lots of lovely notices about the pub not tolerating drugs. Mind you I reckon ever the most discerning druggie would balk and the poor standard of the bogs.
orpingtoneagle - 14 Jan 2012 21:57
|Open again, although the new manager appears to have overlooked the fact that the toilets are a health hazard (as they were under the previous "management") and the clientele is less than pleasant. Not a pub to go out of your way for (in fact I would advise people to walk past this one!).|
beerscheers - 13 Dec 2011 13:19
|Sadly predictable. Hopefully whoever takes this on (I believe someone is taking over) will make a go of this once great pub.|
beerscheers - 1 Jun 2011 11:27
|Another crushing low in a series of crushing lows that is the Maxwell...........|
Walked past yesterday and there was a sign in the window saying thatthey had NO draft beer! They did have bottles but even they looked like they were not many in number.
So is the number up for the Maxwell. I gather thatthe Landlady Anne has moved on so does the pub have a future.
It seemed that a while ago all of the bits of the jigsaw were falling into place, the pub was packed out (particularly when sports were on, it started to serve decent ale (and the local CAMRA crew were even starting to sniff around and support this,) and it was good value. Then something seemed to go very very wrong and we now have an empty pub with no beer.
If it is true and Anne has left the pub, I wish her and her family all of the best. I hope the Maxwell does not close for good, but fera that this might be the case and whoever takes it over has more luck, it is the only pub in the area and has a fairly large catchment area as it is near transport and houses.
I had many happy days there but those days were a while back, I and a few other would go back but may not get the chance to it seems.
orpingtoneagle - 29 May 2011 17:50
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